Calculator.com Sells for $250,899 via Sedo Auction

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I was following the Sedo auction for Calculator.com when I got distracted just before the auction concluded and did not see it end. It looks like the domain name ended up selling for $250,899, as recorded by NameBio and reported by Sedo this morning on Twitter:

Calculator.com is a fantastic domain name with many uses. In my opinion, the most lucrative way to use Calculator.com, would be something related to the financial field rather than math or science. There seem to be a whole lot of searches related to various types of loan calculators (mortgage, refinancing, car loan, HELOC…etc), and I’ve heard those particular verticals can be good for lead generation and revenue generation. Since the auction just concluded, I doubt the deal closed yet, so the buyer is not publicly known.

Once the sale closes and Ron Jackson adds it to the DNJournal sales report, it should rank as the 26th largest publicly reported domain name sale of the year, behind the $255,200 sale of Casino.ro and ahead of the $249,980 sale of CrosswordPuzzles.com. It will be the 5th largest public domain name sale of the year at Sedo.

This auction was not part of Sedo’s monthly Great Domains auction event.

10 COMMENTS

  1. The searches are overwhelmy related to math, and Google steals all that traffic with their own calculator for “calculator” searches. Great name, just extremely challenging. It sounds like it went for cheap until you start thinking how to make money off of it.

  2. I was the 2nd highest bidder. I don’t think it’s difficult to monetize and I won’t say why. I’m very curious to see if this was a legit listing and/or if the winning bidder is for real. I say that after another Sedo seller did not follow through the previous week. Being an investor with roi considerations, $250k was the most I’d go.

    • Hello Tony, I own FinanceMe dot com and Finance dot me. I’m looking to start a business on these names. If you want to build something together please let me know.

  3. I thought it was an interesting sale as well. Agree with you that financial related site better way to monetize. Moda and Tony both good points, too. It would be challenging per Moda, but there are other ways to monetize outside of a simple mathematical calculator. Buyer did well here imo considering it has been a functional site for a long time, not just a raw domain. And to Tony’s point, hard for an investor to pay more than $250K. Would take more time and resources (ie money) to change business model of site.

  4. Yes, 250 K is quite a bit for an investor. Super name. Let’s see who the winner is — if it doesn’t go into immediate privacy. Was this a Great Domains auction on Sedo?

    • Why is it that EVERY SINGLE TIME Elliot posts about a great one-word .com sale someone has to mention their supposedly “related” crappy two-word domain ? ENOUGH ALREADY !!!

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